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Between six and seven million people in the UK take the medicines every day to lower 'bad cholesterol' in the blood

Lord Sugar sided with Leah Totton in the final of The Apprentice

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Warning over GM fish: hybrid salmon can breed with wild species and harm ecosystem

Genetically modified salmon could escape into the wild with devastating consequences for the ecosystem, a new study has warned.

Bexarotene, sold under the name Targretin, had caused ripples of excitement across the medical profession, following high profile research that suggested it could be used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer’s.

Pioneering method of treating Alzheimer’s discredited by scientists

Bexarotene, sold under the name Targretin, had caused ripples of excitement across the medical profession

FDA appeals against making 'morning-after' pill available to all ages

The US Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday appealed a court order directing the agency to make "morning-after" emergency contraception pills available without a prescription to all girls of reproductive age.

Poll: Has ‘Pig 26’ changed your opinion on GM food?

As The Independent reported yesterday, scientists have developed a new method of creating genetically-modified animals that addresses one of the principal objections of the anti-GM movement.

Civil Service in revolt after being told to spend more time at their desks

Mandarins in London get an extra hour off each week because of their longer commute

Reckitt Benckiser hurt as rivals steal heroin march

Shares in Reckitt Benckiser took a tumble yesterday on news that its competitors will be able to make heroin-dependency drugs to compete with the consumer goods group.

Truth about DMAA: what is the diet drug linked to the death of charity marathon runner Claire Squires?

First patented in 1944 as a nasal decongestant, 1-3 di-methylhexanamine (DMAA) has recently become a popular dietary supplement promoting fat loss and boosting energy.

Scientists develop nanoparticle method to help tackle major diseases

Scientists have developed a way of modifying a microscopic particle which could offer a new approach to tackling major diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Type 1 diabetes, asthma and food allergies.

5-hour Energy, which is marketed as a pick-me-up, is under investigation by the Food and Drug Administation

Health alert over energy 'shot' drinks

MP calls for ban on sale to under-16s after 13 deaths in the US have sparked safety questions

A new report raises concerns about Afghan troops drinking too many high energy drinks

Energy-drinking troops experience sleepiness on the job

US service members in Afghanistan battle zones who consumed three or more caffeine-charged energy drinks a day were prone to sleepiness and dozing off while on guard duty, according to a report.

Rare US meningitis outbreak grows

An outbreak of a rare form of fungal meningitis is likely to grow after killing four people and sickening 26 in five US states, health officials warned.

Market Report: Allergy given a hay fever shot in the arm

Punters in Allergy Therapeutics were breathing a little bit easier yesterday. The Aim-listed drugs company was enjoying a revival after regulators in the States finally decided to rescue its grass pollen allergy vaccine from limbo.

Small Talk: Seed scheme wins high praise – but there's still a downside

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